It's a benefit that some companies across the nation are now offering to their employees who are also full-time parents: bringing your baby or toddler to work with you.
"I think it's extremely rare. And I'm fortunate to have a boss that's so open minded," said Lucy Turner.
Turner works as a business manager on Capitol Hill and commutes from Winchester three days a week. She brings her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter with her.
"I have a space where she can play next to me when I'm at my desk. We make it work," said Turner.
At first, she says her boss was concerned about noise. So far, that hasn't been a problem. Her husband also works for the same company. There are only about 10 employees.
"My coworkers have been very supportive. I think they look at it as a fun thing. They like to play with her, they love to say hi to her every day," said Turner.
And this is a growing trend. Some local employers also offer this benefit.
"We have enough frustration with our jobs... we don't need it when the jobs and the family conflict too," said Mary Daniel of the Daniel Group, Attorneys at Law.
Her law firm allows babies up to six months every day and then older kids on school delays or cancellations.
"As long as they're not a problem or a distraction, which has never happened in 15 years, as long as it's not a problem, it's not a problem for us," said Daniel.
She says it allows flexibility for working parents and also lowers the turnover rate.
"Employment is for the benefit of our families. So if that's our priority is taking care of our families... then that's where the balance has to be," said Daniel.
"It's kind of the next step for women in the workplace, is saying, you can be a mother and you can work and do both at the same time. I mean women all over the world do that, everywhere," said Turner.
Turner says it never hurts to ask your employer if it would be an option they would consider.